The need for creating digital libraries of everything from household bills and documents to old family photographs has drawn new customers to digital scanning. Canon’s new CanoScan* 3000ex Color Image Scanner provide consumers with quality, ease-of-use and simplicity at an entry-level price point.

“Canon’s leadership in the digital imaging category has grown as a result of continued research of existing and potential customers,” said Ian Macfarlane, Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Imaging Group at Canon Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. Inc. “With features including the Z-Lid™ Expansion Top, simple push-button design and automatic multiple-scan driver mode, Canon delivers the scanning solutions consumers are demanding.”

The CanoScan 3000ex scanner features a maximum optical resolution of 1200×2400 dpi and an enhanced resolution of 9600 dpi. Book and magazine scanning is made easy with Canon’s exclusive Z-Lid Expansion Top, which automatically lifts approximately one inch vertically and lays flat on the item being scanned. Three easy-to-use buttons automate common scanning tasks such as copying, scanning or e-mailing of images or documents. Quality is maintained by incorporating a 48-bit colour processor that is capable of generating more than 281 trillion possible colours. The CanoScan 3000ex scanner incorporates a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed* scanning bus to allow for fast scanning.

Canon helps manage scanning tasks by including several software titles** on the setup CD-Rom. For the CanoScan 3000ex ScanGear® CS***, CanoScan Toolbox, ArcSoft® PhotoStudio®, ArcSoft® PhotoBase and ScanSoft® OmniPage® SE OCR are included. The CanoScan 3000ex scanner is compatible with Windows XP, 2000, ME or 98?? operating systems. A one-year limited warranty with Advanced Exchange??? is included from Canon. Available in July, the CanoScan 3000 ex scanner carry a manufacturer’s suggested list price of $100.00.